Samsung is rumored to be working on a lens camera, which looks and behaves pretty much like Sony’s QX10 and QX100 lens-style shooters.
Sony has attracted a lot of attention with the lens camera modules which can be attached to smartphones. Back when the rumor mill first mentioned these products, a lot of so-called “experts in technology” laughed at the assumption that such things even existed. Thankfully, they became official just a short time after that. Sony QX10 and QX100 are a couple of lenses with built-in image sensors that use smartphones as Live View modes and they will be released in just a few days.
Samsung allegedly working on its own lens camera model to compete against Sony
There is no indication whether these devices are popular among photographers. They are not available yet and they are lacking RAW image support. However, there is one company which does not want to miss any opportunity, thus sometimes it is even accused of gadget-spam: Samsung.
Rumors say that all digital camera makers are fearing that they will miss the lens-camera train therefore they will have to jump on this bandwagon and Samsung is reportedly the first after Sony.
The South Korean corporation is the biggest smartphone vendor worldwide and the most popular Android manufacturer by a mile. It seems like the company will not allow Sony to capture all the spotlights therefore a Samsung lens camera is in the works and it will be announced as soon as possible.
Samsung lens camera to feature 20-megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom lens
The early Samsung lens camera specs have been leaked and they are similar to the ones we can find in Sony’s QX modules. It appears that the first device will feature a 20-megapixel image sensor and a 24-240mm (35mm format equivalent) 10x optical zoom lens.
The company’s own lens-style shooter will pack image stabilization and the ability to record 1920 x 1080p videos. Both NFC and WiFi will be present in order to ensure multiple connectivity options, allowing users to frame shots in Live View mode and transfer photos on an immediate basis.
Sony’s QX10 and QX100 are available for pre-order and they will be released soon
Samsung’s own lens camera is not ready yet. When it is, the company will rush it onto the market so that it will not lose further ground to Sony. Bear in mind that this is a rumor and it might not become true.